却 (instead) kanji
Instead
This kanji has 7 strokes. It is being learnt at grade 8.
This kanji belongs to jōyō (regular-use) kanji.
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Meaning:instead, on the contrary, rather
On reading:キャク
kyaku
Kun reading:かえ-って、しりぞ-く、しりぞ-ける
kae-tte, shirizo-ku, shirizo-keru

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退却
たいきゃく
retreat, backdown
控訴を却ける
こうそをしりぞける
dismiss an appeal ☆却ける=却下する(きゃっかする)
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